The mini clinical evaluation exercise (mini-CEX) for assessing clinical performance of international medical graduates

Nair, B. R., Alexander, Heather, McGrath, B. P., Parvathy, M. S., Kilsby, E. C., Wenzel, J., Frank, I. B., Pachev, G. S., & Page, G. G. (2008) The mini clinical evaluation exercise (mini-CEX) for assessing clinical performance of international medical graduates. Medical Journal of Australia, 189(3), pp. 159-161.

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Abstract

Objective: To evaluate the feasibility, reliability and acceptability of the mini clinical evaluation exercise (mini-CEX) for performance assessment among international medical graduates (IMGs). Design, setting and participants: Observational study of 209 patient encounters involving 28 IMGs and 35 examiners at three metropolitan teaching hospitals in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland, September-December 2006. Main outcome measures: The reliability of the mini-CEX was estimated using generatisability (G) analysis, and its acceptability was evaluated by a written survey of the examiners and IMGs. Results: The G coefficient for eight encounters was 0.88, suggesting that the reliability of the mini-CEX was 0.90 for 10 encounters. Almost half of the IMGs (7/16) and most examiners (14/18) were satisfied with the mini-CEX as a learning tool. Most of the IMGs and examiners enjoyed the immediate feedback, which is a strong component of the tool. Conclusion: The mini-CEX is a reliable tool for performance assessment of IMGs, and is acceptable to and well received by both learners and supervisors.

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ID Code: 95207
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Cited By :31
Export Date: 18 April 2016
CODEN: MJAUA
Keywords: academic achievement, article, Australia, clinical assessment tool, clinical competence, feasibility study, feedback system, learning test, medical education, medical student, mini clinical evaluation exercise, observational study, physician attitude, reliability, teaching hospital, Educational Measurement, Foreign Medical Graduates, Humans, Internal Medicine, New South Wales, Physical Examination, Queensland, Reproducibility of Results, Victoria, HERN
ISSN: 0025-729X
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Deposited On: 29 Apr 2016 02:32
Last Modified: 05 May 2016 03:10

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